Hayden was born and raised California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and came to Salt Lake City in 2011 to pursue an education at Westminster College. He has since then completed his degree with a B.A. in Environmental Humanities and Outdoor Education and Leadership. Hayden has a strong background in rock climbing as well as backcountry skiing. Throughout his time in Utah, Hayden has spent a significant amount of time exploring nearly everything the state has to offer, from extended backpacking trips, backcountry rock climbing, remote slot canyons, and high alpine peaks. As this is his first year working with MED, he looks forward to developing his professional skills and also sharing his accumulated knowledge with clients and students.